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NDP Fellows and Interns

Meet our Fellows and Interns:

Alex Robbins, NDDPAC Fellow, is a Fairfax native earning an M.A. in Global Environmental Policy at American University’s School of International Service.  He graduated from the University of Vermont with dual Bachelor’s degrees in environmental studies and political science.  He has worked as an intern in the Office of Congressman Gerry Connolly, as a paid intern for the National Security Network, and as a paid intern for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  Read Alex’s posts.

Neal Modi, NDDPAC Intern, is a fourth-year at UVA, where he is double-majoring in Government and Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law, and is a member of the Dean’s List.  He has been an intern at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville and with the office of former Congressman Glenn Nye, and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s High School Leaders Program.  He writes for the Virginia Policy Review. Read Neal’s posts.

Brandy Simpson, NDDPAC Intern, is a senior majoring in International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington.  She is from Woodbridge, VA and graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School.  She volunteers with the O.W.L. V.F.D. Auxiliary and tutored at the Heritage Park and Bragg Hill Family Life Centers.  Brandy enjoys playing soccer and traveling in her free time. Read Brandy’s posts.

And our alumni:

Corrigan Blanchfield, former NDPPAC Intern, is currently a first-year at UVA.  He graduated from York High School in Yorktown, where he was an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate and served as president of his class.  He graduated from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership High School Leaders Program.  He plans to attend a Virginia university this fall. Read Corrigan’s posts.

Marshall Kirby, former NDPPAC Fellow, has been a resident of Loudoun County for most of his life.  He is a graduate from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  Marshall has a passion for economic development and promoting programs which can bring economic benefits to low income individuals. Read Marshall’s posts.

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